sophieintroSophie the Parisian is a blog that reflects the lifestyle of a dynamic, working girl from Paris, showing off her free, curious, elegant, and modern personality. Culture, fashion, and events, all in a stylish setting! The protagonist Sophie is a Parisian from head to toe, who knows Paris and its way of life like the back if her hand. Her blog is a "French style" encyclopedia: fashion, gastronomy, culture... it brings a contemporary look at broader topics such as education, health, and nutrition through interviews of renowned specialists.

Visit Paris in the company of Sophie the Parisian and ten of her avatar friends, who each have their own specialty on the blog: Béatrice (cooking), Brigitte (social circle), Catherine (guide), Cécile (health & beauty), Chantal (children), Charlotte (fashion), Isabelle (spot light), Marion and Nicole (interior & design), and Maxime (culture). They are all experts in their sector.

These characters came to life under the pen of Nathalie Peigney, the soul of the blog and the creator of the Sophie the Parisian concept. Marketing consultant, journalist, and ex-fashion designer, she is guaranteed editorial quality. #sophietheparisian

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Li avete visti senz'altro, passeggiando lungo la Senna a Parigi. La fila delle piccole botteghe aggrappate al parapetto in pietra del fiume si interrompe solo quando c'è un ponte e quindi un passaggio. Poi riprende, come se niente fosse, fino al ponte successivo. Sulla riva destra trovate i bouquinistes dal Pont Marie fino al Louvre. Sulla riva sinistra, dal Quai de la Tournelle al Quai Voltaire. In totale se ne contano circa 900! Ma chi sono, che cosa vendono, da quanto tempo esistono?

The two french sisters Tatin lived in a small rural town in the Loire Valley of France. The elder sister, Stéphanie was a particularly fine cook, her specialty was an apple tart served perfectly crusty, caramelized and which melted in the mouth. One day during she placed her tart in the oven the wrong way round… The pastry and apples were upside-down but, nevertheless, she served this strange dessert without giving it time to cool. The French call this dessert tarte des demoiselles Tatin…

In linea di massima, la moda tende alla realtà e al comfort, senza dimenticare tuttavia il fun, il colore e il glamour… In poche parole, quali sono i capi indispensabili da adottare? Su quali colori ed imprimés puntare per essere al top quest’inverno? Vediamo le novità che daranno ritmo al nostro guardaroba…

Elegance is a quality of a person presenting a certain refinement and ease in form and movement and, by extension, a person dressed with care as well as sobriety in a non-exaggerated style. However, elegance involves a great many other aspects based on relations with others and the outer world. For example, elegance is the ability to convey strong emotions without being invasive, or show interest in people and things without turning it into a narcissistic curiosity by a desire to stand out, or even to avoid exhibiting ones own abilities and talents. The philosopher Giacomo Marramao tells us more…

Un bellissimo film del 1983, con Gérard Dépardieu e Nastassja Kinski, La lune dans le caniveau, si ispirava all'immagine dell'astro d'argento riflessa nell'acqua che scorre in un cunicolo. Se cercate la traduzione in italiano della parola caniveau, resterete delusi e non ne scoprirete mai il fascino segreto. Ma se vi trovate a Parigi in una di quelle serate con la pioggia che si alterna al sereno, aspettate che le nuvole si dileguino...

The kitchen is a fascinating place for young children. Even older they might be intrigued by how baked goods and meals come together. French moms appreciate cooking with the kids when possible, during holidays or Wednesday afternoon. Preparing a traditional quiche Lorraine with your children, will seem like fun to them…

Una storia di due caffè… Uno ineffabilmente chic, l’altro disperatamente superato. Adam Gopnik visita il Flore e il Deux Magots, pilastri della vita parigina, e riflette sulla crudeltà della moda.

Arriving in Paris: relaxing after your journey
Your have just arrived. It is important you rehydrate by drinking lots of water in order to avoid muscle stiffness. After hours on a plane, your feet suffer and your legs feel heavy and tired. Once you are settled, take off your shoes and do the following:

Mai sentito parlare del Kir ? Godetevi una pausa nella vostra passeggiata per i boulevard di Parigi e prendete posto a un tavolino della terrasse di un bar. Il cameriere, sempre inappuntabile con il suo lungo grembiule stretto in vita, come tutti coloro che servono nei bar e nei ristoranti francesi, vi darà il benvenuto e vi chiederà che cosa può servirvi…

For savvy shopping, wait for the sales! It is the ideal time to find your favourite brands at up to half price or even more sometimes. And the year 2015 marked the end of the ‘floating sales’, sales at other times of the year, so, the next not-to-be-missed sales period in Paris will start start on the last Wednesday in June.

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